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Hardee’s Latin Fest

Hardee’s Latin Fest
June 23 – 24, 2017

For two days, Virginia Beach celebrates the sights and sounds of the Latin experience. Latin Fest possesses the key ingredients of good food, family participation, and first-rate Latin music. National performers electrify the diverse audience with high-energy tunes that move the crowd to dance under the stars. Local and regional Latin acts take the stage and unite festival-goers with the rhythms of Salsa, Merengue, and Jazz. Headline performances will take place on a giant stage on the beach at 24th Street. The Latin Fest is a FREE event.

Spend your Saturday morning at the Zumba Marathon, where dozens of the area’s finest instructors will be ready to show you some of their favorite moves.  Vendors and cultural activities in the Latin Village in the 24th Street Park will round out the festival.

Preferred Viewing Tickets:
Enjoy Hardee’s Latin Fest concerts from up-close! Preferred Viewing tickets may be purchased for $8 (plus service fee) for Friday, June 23 or Saturday, June 24.  Two-day Preferred Viewing tickets may be purchased for $15 + service fee. Tickets at the gate will be $15.  Purchase tickets: http://bit.ly/2sanl7s

Friday, June 23
5:30pm-6:45pm, Sharey & Su Grupo Klave
7:15pm-8:45pm, AK7
9:15pm-10:45pm, Oro Solido

Saturday, June 24
8:00am-Noon, Mambo Room Zumba Marathon
3:30pm-4:30pm, DJ
5:00pm-6:30pm, N’ Klabe
7:00pm-8:30pm, Toby Love
9:15pm-10:45pm, Maelo Ruiz
 
Proceeds support the Virginia Legends Walk.
Parking is conveniently located in the 25th Street Municipal Garage:
336 25th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Click for details:  http://bit.ly/2kTXLR9

 

Siebert Realty – The Beach People
Vacation Beach Home and Condo Rentals
Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
www.siebert-realty.com

Sandbridge Beach – Party at the Pier

Come enjoy 2 Pier Parties at Sandbridge Beach!

Party Sponsor:   Siebert Realty – The Beach People

When: Fri., Jun 16th / 7pm – 10pm
When: Fri., Sept 1st / 7pm – 10pm

Rain Dates:  Sat. June 17th & Sat. Sept. 2nd

Where: Sandbridge Beach
Little Island Park
3820 Sandpiper Rd
Va. Beach, VA 23456

 

Cost:  FREE for the entire Family!

Come on out, kick off your shoes, and join us for a concert in the sand featuring the pleasing harmonies by two of Virginia Beach’s favorite local bands.

Enjoy live music, food (food trucks available) and dancing!

June 16th will feature:
“The Rhondels”
Beach Music

September 1st will feature:
“Buckshot”
Pop / Country Music

 

On Facebook?
Visit our Event Page and let us know you’re coming:
Facebook Event Page:   Party at the Pier

 

Siebert Realty – The Beach People
Vacation Beach Home and Condo Rentals
Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
www.siebert-realty.com

Annual Boardwalk Art Show

Boardwalk Art Show   June 15th – 18th

Come join us for the 62nd Annual Boardwalk Art Show and have a fun time with family and friends while enjoying fine art, great food and live entertainment.

The Boardwalk Art Show is hosted by the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art. MOCA is a non-profit, non-collecting institution, which means the artwork in the galleries changes every 3-4 months.

It’s main mission is to promote exploration and understanding of the significant art of our time.  So while you won’t see Old Masters at the art show or museum, you’re guaranteed to see something cutting edge and different! MOCA also offers a variety of educational programs and classes for the community.

Proceeds from this event directly support the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art and help fulfill our mission to provide thought-provoking art exhibitions and children’s art education programs. In the last decade, MOCA has provided exposure to the arts to over 100,000 children in Hampton Roads.

This year join us on the boardwalk to meet amazingly talented artists and see their work up close. While here, join in the fun at Family Fest or at the Beer Garden and enjoy live entertainment throughout the weekend. If you’re looking for a special treat, purchase tickets to the Boardwalk Beach Club for a catered lunch, valet parking, private bathrooms and open bar. Whatever your interest, you’ll have a great time in Virginia Beach this Father’s Day weekend.

2017 Art Show Hours:
Thurs. June 15th Noon – 6pm
Fri. June 16th 10am – 6pm
Sat. June 17th 10am – 6pm
Sun. June 18th 10am – 6pm

Admission: Free
Location: Along the Boardwalk: 20th-35th St.

Parking:   Municipal parking lots are located on Pacific Avenue at 19th Street (south end of art show), 25th Street (middle of art show) and 31st Street garage (north end of art show). Daily rates apply. You can also park at MOCA at 2200 Parks Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 for free, and view our current exhibition. Then walk six blocks east down 23rd Street to the boardwalk.

History of Boardwalk Art Show
In 1952, a small group of artists presented an outdoor art show at the boardwalk, with the proceeds benefiting a fellow artist who had fallen ill. Those artists later formed an organization which is today the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). In 1956, the first official Boardwalk Art Show was held. Top prize was $25 and 104 artists participated. Today, Best in show wins $10,000 and the Boardwalk show is ranked as one of the top 100 outdoor art shows in the country. Proceeds from this event directly support MOCA and help fulfill the mission to provide thought-provoking,contemporary art exhibitions and children’s art education programs.

Beach Lodging

In need of last minute lodging? Siebert Realty has dozen of Sandbridge Beach home and condo vacation rentals still available during the art festival weekend and many are at discounted rates!

Visit our website at www.siebert-realty.com where you can check rental availability, view interior photos and floor plans, and you can even book and pay for your reservation online. Or simply give our friendly rental agents a call today at 877-422-2200 for further assistance. Hope to see you soon.


Siebert Realty – The Beach People

Over 350 Beach Home & Condo Vacation Rentals
www.siebert-realty.com
757-426-6200 / 877-422-2200

Sandbridge Shelling

Seashells… Down by the Seashore
“One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach. One can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few. One moon shell is more impressive than three. There is only one moon in the sky.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh, ”Gift From the Sea”

One of the most relaxing pastimes at the beach is to clear your mind, stroll slowly with loved ones along the shoreline, while gathering seashells on the beach. Sandbridge is the perfect place for shelling offering a quiet, secluded 5 mile stretch of beach to explore. The casual shell collector can enjoy shelling year round… even during the off season. Here are a few tips to make your shelling expedition even more fun:

Best Times to go Shelling:
Experts tell us that low tides, and the times of the new moon and the full moon, bring the best shells. If you visit immediately after a storm, you’ll find that the rough waves and strong currents will dislodge shells in shallow water and toss them onto the beach.

What To Bring for Shelling:
If you’re going to do any serious shell collecting, be sure to bring a strong mesh or canvas bag to carry your finds — shells can get heavy very quickly. You’ll want to bring along water and sun protection, as well as your basic beach gear. It helps to bring along lightweight beach or water shoes to protect your feet so you can explore areas along the tide line where shells are arranged in thick bands.

What Shells to Collect:
Keep in mind that an inhabited seashell is a sea creature’s home! Please don’t remove an occupied seashell, or live starfish, from the beach. If you find you’ve picked one up, don’t throw it into the water – place it gently down to avoid damage. Abandoned seashells, of course, are fair game. You’ll find beautiful ones in gently-used condition along the coast.

Creative Fun with your Seashells:
You don’t have to be a conchologist (serious seashell collector) to enjoy seashells for years after you collect them. Combine shells with flowers to make beautiful centerpieces — or arrange with live plants in the garden. We’ve seen shells used for a wide range of crafts projects, including clever mobiles, front door wreaths, jewelry, and even beautiful shell-filled lamp bases.

If you plan to pack your shells, or use them indoors or for crafts, you will want to cook them to remove bacteria. To clean them, boil them gently in hot water for at least 20 minutes or soak them overnight in a weak solution of beach before rinsing and allowing to dry thoroughly.

Now that you’ve got all the facts, get out there and have some fun! Shelling is truly a gift that keeps on giving. You gain not only beautiful memories of peaceful times along the shore, you also get to take away a special beach souvenir. Enjoy the hunt!


Siebert Realty – The Beach People
Over 350 Beach Home & Condo Vacation Rentals
www.siebert-realty.com
757-426-6200 / 877-422-2200

41st Annual Norfolk Harborfest

41st ANNUAL NORFOLK HARBORFEST

June 9-11, 2017 
Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk Waterfront, Virginia
Free & open to the public!

Friday: Noon – 11 pm (Parade of Sail – Noon)
Saturday: Noon – 11 pm (Fireworks – 9:30 pm)
Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm

The Annual Norfolk Harborfest® is THE LARGEST, LONGEST-RUNNING, FREE MARITIME FESTIVAL IN THE NATION! Hosted by Global AT&T and held in Town Point Park along the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront, the Norfolk Harborfest offers three explosive days of tall ship visits, national, regional, and local entertainment, electrifying fireworks show, and the biggest outdoor dock party in Hampton Roads. Harborfest is also proud to honor the Navy Reserve Centennial with a special recognition ceremony prior to Saturday night’s Fireworks. The family-friendly event is FREE and open to the public! **CLICK** for Harborfest Info.

PARADE OF SAIL

Presented by WVEC 13 News Now
The spectacular Parade of Sail, under the direction of the Virginia Pilots Association, will enter the Downtown Norfolk Harbor on Friday, June 9th at 12 pm. Following tradition, this impressive fleet will include tall ships, character vessels, sleek power cruisers, sailing craft, antique and classic wooden boats, military vessels, tugs and more! Thousands of onlookers stationed at vantage points along the Elizabeth River will be able to witness this expansive fleet as it dances down the river towards Town Point Park.

HARBORFEST FIREWORKS Presented by WAVY TV 10

Produced by Pyro Shows of Tennessee, the Harborfest Fireworks Display is one of the largest waterfront pyrotechnics shows on the East Coast. Be prepared for the unexpected as the sky is filled with an explosive display of light synchronized to a booming musical score. The show is scheduled for Saturday night at 9:30 pm and fired from a barge in the Elizabeth River.


BANDS / LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Friday, June 9th
Main Stage:  Rusted Root and Donna the Buffalo
Boathouse Stage:  DJ CanRock, Muddy Magnolias, BJ Griffin & The Galaxy Groove, Skye Zentz
Back Deck Stage:  The Deloreans, The Fuzz Band, Brian Sewell & Kevin Brinson

Saturday, June 10th
Main Stage:  Travis Tritt, Sister Sledge, Eric Hutchinson
Boathouse Stage:  DJ CanRock, Ripe, The Congress, Brackish Water Jamboree, Joe Gosman Band
Back Deck Stage:  Bio Ritmo, Nature’s Child, Bennett Wales & The Relief, Lewis Mcgehee

Sunday, June 11th
Main Stage:  Los Lobos, U.S. Fleet Forces Band, Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Competition
Boathouse Stage:  Chatham County Line, Narissa Bond
Back Deck Stage:  Anthony Rosano & The Conqueroos, Jesse Chong

EAT, DRINK, & BE MERRY!

The Harborfest®, food and beverage theme is fresh and fun! Outdoor dining on the waterfront includes over 50 food and beverage scenes, serving fill-your-tummy delicacies including fresh crab cakes, hand breaded shrimp, fried oysters, scallops, shrimp fried rice, mouth-watering open pit beef barbeque, North Carolina barbeque, Italian & Polish sausage, Philly style cheese steaks, burgers, hotdogs, souvlaki, pitas, gyros, chicken on a stick, chicken tenders, Grecian chicken, chicken lo mein, Greek salad, buttery roasted corn, fresh cut French fries, onion rings, fresh wraps, corn dogs, blooming onions and smoked savory turkey legs. There’s something for everyone!

SANDBRIDGE BEACH LODGING:

Norfolk Waterside is only 35-40 mins. away from Sandbridge Beach. Thinking of a last minute getaway to our area to attend Harborfest? We still have beach home and condo vacation rentals available for the upcoming event and many are even reduced! Simply give our friendly rental agents a call today at 877-422-2200 or visit our website at www.siebert-realty.com to check availability, view interior photos and floor plans, and you can even book and pay for your reservation online. See you at the beach!

Siebert Realty – The Beach People
Over 350 Beach Home & Condo Vacation Rentals
www.siebert-realty.com
757-426-6200 / 877-422-2200

34th Annual Pungo Strawberry Festival

34th Pungo Strawberry Festival
May 27th – 28th

FoxNews.com ranked this festival as #3
America’s Best Spring Food Festival!

Nothing signals the start of summer like fresh-picked strawberries, and Virginia Beach’s Annual Pungo Strawberry Festival is the perfect way to welcome the warm weather. The city’s kick off to the Memorial Day Weekend is with this family friendly country fair. The highlight of the festival is, of course, an abundant supply of scrumptious strawberries straight from the fields of Pungo. More than 50 food vendors will do their best to tempt the taste buds with an assortment of strawberry pies, tarts, shortcakes, jellies & jams.

Along with a variety of other foods and non-alcoholic refreshments, visitors can enjoy a pie eating contest, strawberry bake-off, an old fashion hometown parade, live entertainment and popular local bands on 3 stages, one of the largest carnivals on the east coast, livestock show and sale, pig races, 4-H exhibits, pony rides, a race car display, a multi-million dollar military equipment displays, 100+ arts and crafts vendors including a youth art show, and much more!

This festival has grown over the decades from nearly 50,000 in 1983… to its present size of over 120,000.  Admission is free, and all proceeds are donated to community and civic service groups.  Festival organizers are proud to have returned over $600,000 to the community thus far, and this doesn’t include all the money raised by community groups on site. Be sure to visit the Charity United Methodist Church Youth Group who will have a “Strawberry Taco Stand”. It’s one of the most popular stops for festival goers! Our fearless leader at Siebert Realty (and of the youth group), Patrick Keenan, will be helping the kids serve up the tasty treat, so be sure to stop by, say hello, and try one! They’re soooo good!

The festival will be held May 27-28, 2017 in the heart of the Pungo community at Princess Anne Road and Indian River Road from 9am to 7pm each day. For more festival info, call 757-721-6001 or visit their website at:  Pungo Strawberry Festival

Strawberries, Surf, & Sand!

Sandbridge Beach is conveniently located just 5 minutes from downtown Pungo and the upcoming strawberry festival.  If you’re in need of lodging over the Memorial Day Weekend and Pungo Strawberry Festival, simply give our friendly rental agents a call today at 877-422-2200 or visit us online at www.siebert-realty.com where you can preview ongoing deals, availability, interior photos, and even book and pay for your reservation online.  Best of all, many rentals are already reduced for the holiday weekend.  Hope to see you at the beach!

Siebert Realty – The Beach People
Vacation Beach Home and Condo Rentals
Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
www.siebert-realty.com
877-422-2200 / 757-426-6200

Warbirds Over The Beach Air Show

 World War II Aircraft Take Flight!

8th Annual “Warbirds Over the Beach” at the Military Aviation Museum

 

Siebert Realty is a proud sponsor of the “Warbirds Over the Beach” in the rural area of Pungo, which is just minutes from Sandbridge Beach.  The Military Aviation Museum presents its annual WWII Air Show, so come on out and enjoy this amazing show, as well as live WWII re-enactments, military flea markets, airplane rides, delicious dinners, fun hangar dances, and great family entertainment! Among the stars of the show will be the world’s only de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito to fly since 1996!  Schedule yourself a ride in an airplane from the Second World War, satisfy your hunger at our assorted food vendors, or shop our military flea markets.  Enjoy musical entertainment, from 10:00am on Saturday and Sunday, plus a steak or chicken dinner and hangar dance Saturday night. All four of our hangars will be open for guided tours.

With over 300 re-enactors on site, representing all theatres of WWII-era operations, you will feel as if you

Interact with friendly Allied and Axis troops at their encampments, featuring vehicles, artifacts, arms, and armour.  And look skyward to observe our collection of Warbirds in their native element! Keep your eyes and ears open for regular entertainers Theresa Eaman and the Victory Belles, along with Frank Sings Frank and the Ultimate Abbott and Costello. The Mark Michielsen band will serenade dancers on Saturday night. Go online to www.VBairshow.com or call 757-721-7767 for further details.

Friday, May 21, 2017
–  Visiting warplanes arrive.
–  Re-enactors set up encampments.
–  Visit the Fighter Factory, our aircraft maintenance and restoration facility, as
they prepare the aircraft for the show
–  Explore the World War One hangar to marvel at the wood and fabric bi-planes
and tri-planes flying at the dawn of aerial combat.
–  Tour the Cottbus Luftwaffe hangar, relocated from Germany, full of our
German aircraft.
–  Inspect the reconstructed RAF control tower, moved from Goxhill, England,
where it controlled America’s first B-17 bombers to arrive in Europe in 1942.


Saturday, May 22, 2017
9:00 AM   – Gates open for all. Wonderful food and souvenir vendors onsite
10:00 AM – Live musical entertainment commences
1:00 PM   – Aircraft flight operations begin
3:30 PM   – Aircraft complete flight operations
5:00 PM   – Dinner, steak or chicken (advance ticket required)
6:00 PM   – Hangar dance
9:00 PM   – Taps. Conclusion of dance.

Sunday, May 23, 2017
9:00 AM   – Gates open for all. Wonderful food and souvenir vendors onsite
10:00 AM – Live musical entertainment commences
1:00 PM   – Aircraft flight operations begin
3:30 PM   – Aircraft complete flight operations
5:00 PM   – Conclusion of weekend events

Location / Contact Info:
Military Aviation Museum
1341 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23457
www.VBairshow.com
757-721-7767

Advance Tickets:
Warbirds Over The Beach Tickets

Sandbridge Beach Vacations:
Why not plan a last minute trip to the beach this week!  Don’t forget, most private pools at our beautiful vacation rentals are already open, and best of all, rental rates are much lower than the peak summer seasons.  Simply give our friendly rental agents a call today at 877-422-2200 or check us out on the web at www.siebert-realty.com to search rental availability, view interior photos and floor plans, and you can even book and pay for your reservation online.  It’s so easy! Hope to see you soon.


Siebert Realty – The Beach People
Over 350 Beach Home & Condo Vacation Rentals
www.siebert-realty.com
757-426-6200  / 877-422-2200 

Sandbridge is the Sweet Spot for Virginia Beach Rentals

As a top beach vacation destination, you may have already set your sights on visiting Virginia Beach, VA. Upgrade that idea by planning to stay in Sandbridge, the exclusive area for Virginia Beach rentals. Picture it now: A vast beach, perfect accommodations, ideal proximity to all the fun, and no hotels. That’s right; no hotels.

Sandbridge offers visitors a neighborhood dynamic with a beach living feel. There’s breathing room between the homes; yet all rentals are within a good proximity of a wide beach. Since this is an exclusive beach area, the upkeep is held to a higher standard. The area creates a family-friendly environment without the over saturation of a busy beach. With that regard, it’s just only located  just 15 minutes from the Boardwalk. Guests in Sandbridge get the best of both worlds: space and activities.

Hope to see you at the beach!!

Siebert Realty – The Beach People
Over 350 Beach Home & Condo Vacation Rentals
www.siebert-realty.com
757-426-6200  / 877-422-2200

What You Need to Know When Booking a Vacation Rental

Booking a vacation rental home is no longer a rare occurrence. While many people make be accustomed to renting a home for the annual family vacations at the beach, there are many travelers new to the concept. With sites like Homeaway and AirBnB, travelers are gaining the knowledge that vacation rentals are budget friendly and an ideal way to stay while away from home. This is opening more doors for vacationing, but there are still important “need-to-know” facts when booking a vacation rental.

3rd Party Websites versus Property Management Websites
Third party and aggregate websites are amazing resources for initial research. These sites, like those mentioned above, provide a decent scope of the types of properties available in the area. The properties you’ll see could be directly from homeowners or from property management companies.

The catch is, what you read is what the homeowner displays, but sometimes systems don’t sync. You may be able to ask about a home for 3 nights, but really the home only takes 7 night stays. Other, more thorough, details about properties, specials, promotions , payment plans and rental information may not be included on these sites’ listings because their displays may not have a space for it.

So, as you do you research, certainly use these sites to browse, but definitely book through the property management company to guarantee you know what you are booking and that all of the contractual information is valid.

Vacation Travel Insurance
Often times, travel insurance gets a bad rap. It has that lingering annoyance of extra expenditure. Here’s the thing, if you are investing in a vacation rental, don’t just forget about it. Some vacation homes cost thousands of dollars; and while the cost split between multiple families makes it affordable, a few more dollars will protect the investment. Health reasons are the largest factors of cancelling trips, but travel insurance can cover and assist with a variety of items including unpredictable school day extensions, roadside assistance, misplaced luggage, and more.

Create a Must-Have and Want List
When transitioning from staying in a hotel to staying in a vacation rental, you can explore more options beyond wanting a king size or two double beds. Property management sites have advanced search options when you can see homes based on amenities, rooms, location, and more. By creating a list, you can research rentals that fit your perfect vacation, then explore and adjust from there, instead of overwhelming yourself with rental options.

Concierge Services
Hotels have front desk staff ready to support travelers. Vacation rental companies have entire departments.  If you are booking with an individual homeowner, try and establish a communication line prior to check in so you understand all details. With property management companies, you have dedicated support staff there to help answer any questions. Call about location insight, things to do, discounts, rental specific details, and more! You can still receive, and 100% deserve, quality service.

Read the Contract
Understanding what you signing up for is a best practice for any traveler, in any circumstance. Know cancellation policies, coverage, payment details and rental information. This is imperative should you decide to not book with a credible property management company. Always make sure you receive a valid contract, and if you book a rental through a 3rd party site, but it’s from a property management company, make sure you understand the property management company’s contract in addition to the website’s obligations – as they may not be the same.

Staying at a vacation rental is more than just a trend, it’s becoming the new accommodation norm. Arm yourself with this insight when booking your rental and set yourself up for the perfection vacation! Happy booking!

Siebert Realty – The Beach People
Over 350 Beach Home & Condo Vacation Rentals
www.siebert-realty.com
757-426-6200  / 877-422-2200

Sandbridge Oceanfront Rentals: Take Your Pick

Sandbridge Beach, located in an exclusive area of Virginia Beach, VA offers a wide variety of beach vacation rentals for families, as well as the perfect setting for a memorable trip! While the area has a myriad of house and condo options, if you want an uninterrupted beach view, then an oceanfront accommodation is perfect for you! Let’s take a look at the top three types of Sandbridge oceanfront rentals you may want to consider.

Oceanfront Condos in Sandbridge
Sandbridge oceanfront condos are a perfect size for smaller groups looking for a cozy place to watch waves. Additional perks include parking and a community pool should you want to take a break from the sand. Sandbridge offers two different Virginia Beach oceanfront rental condo communities to search for your perfect place to stay.

Traditional Oceanfront Beach House Rental
The next size up would be a traditional oceanfront beach house. These cottages provide the ideal location for those looking to step out right on the beach and have a range of amenities for guests. Some oceanfront beach rentals offer the essentials for those who will spend most of the visit outside, while others provide more extensive amenities like a pool and game room for guests who plan on enjoying the outdoors and indoors.

Luxury Sandbridge Beach Oceanfront Rental
The final type of Sandbridge oceanfront rental is the luxury rental. Luxury rentals are ideal for larger groups that would like a variety of activities available to them. Whether it is a pool, theater room, gourmet kitchen or more, these homes provide guests with an extraordinary setting for the most memorable beach vacation.

While there is a large selection of Sandbridge oceanfront rentals, the three most common categories are condo, traditional cottage and luxury home.  It’s up to you on what style rental fits your dream vacation wish list.


Siebert Realty – The Beach People
Over 350 Beach Home & Condo Vacation Rentals
www.siebert-realty.com
757-426-6200  / 877-422-2200